Colorado Christian University
Colorado Christian University
Bachelor's Degree Program in Psychology
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Bachelor's Degree Program in Psychology

Psychology Bachelor's Degree, B.S.

The Bachelor of Science in Psychology degree program at Colorado Christian University will provide you with a comprehensive understanding of the foundational theories of human nature, explored from a Christian worldview. It will challenge you to integrate faith and the study of human behavior in a scholarly environment that fosters critical thinking and creative thinking.

CCU's bachelor's degree in Psychology is available in a non-emphasis format, as well as with three emphases that may lead to both a bachelor's degree and a master's degree. The emphases for the bachelor's in psychology include: Biblical Studies, Clinical Counseling, and Criminal Justice.

Program Focus

Social, abnormal, and environmental psychology; interpersonal relationships; research methodology; and integration of psychology and theology.

Once you become a graduate in the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Psychology degree program, you will be equipped for entry-level positions in business, education, the mental-health field, ministry, governmental agencies, and other areas where a psychology background is either required or enhances the individual's qualifications for employment.

Optional emphases and dual degrees

Emphasis in Biblical Studies (may be applied toward a master's degree in Biblical Studies)

The B.S. in Psychology with an emphasis in Biblical Studies includes human development, personal and social interactions, and behavioral patterns, as well as four graduate-level courses (12 credits) in biblical studies. The biblical studies graduate courses count toward the Bachelor of Science in Psychology degree requirements and may be applied toward CCU's Master of Arts in Biblical Studies, upon application and acceptance. After successful completion of the B.S. in Psychology with emphasis in Biblical Studies, only 27 credit hours of the required 39 credit hours remain to complete a Master's degree in Biblical Studies.

Emphasis in Clinical Counseling (may be applied toward a master's degree in Counseling)

The B.S. in Psychology with an emphasis in Clinical Counseling includes human development, personal and social interactions, and behavioral patterns, as well as five (5) graduate level courses (12 credit hours) specific to clinical counseling. The clinical counseling courses count toward the Bachelor of Science in Psychology degree requirements and may be applied toward CCU's Master of Arts in Counseling, upon application and acceptance to the master's in Counseling program. With successful completion of the B.S. in Psychology with emphasis in Clinical Counseling, only 48 credit hours of the 60 required credit hours remain to complete a Master's degree in Counseling.

Emphasis in Criminal Justice (may be applied toward a master's degree in Criminal Justice)

The B.S. in Psychology with an emphasis in Criminal Justice explores human development, personal and social interactions, and behavioral patterns, as well as four graduate level courses (12 credits) in Criminal Justice. A concentrated application of psychological principles and reflection on real life experiences of self and others helps students grow personally, spiritually. The criminal justice graduate credit hours count toward the Bachelor of Science in Psychology degree requirements and may be applied toward CCU's Master of Science in Criminal Justice, upon application and acceptance. With successful completion of the B.S. in Psychology with emphasis in Criminal Justice, only 24 graduate credit hours of 36 credit hours remain to complete a Master's degree in Criminal Justice.

Psychology degree program benefits

  • Upon graduation, students will have an expanded range of career options in psychology.
  • Graduates of the psychology degree program are academically prepared to apply for admission into the Master of Arts in Counseling program; the optional emphases prepare graduates for a variety of accelerated master's programs.
  • Our online psychology degree option is specially designed for adult students who are busy with work and family commitments.
  • Students take one course at a time, with in-seat courses meeting one night a week for five weeks.
  • Small class sizes encourage individualized learning and networking.
  • The program is taught in an accelerated format and can be completed in as little as five semesters by attending courses on weeknights or online.
  • Students have direct access to professors who are also professionals in the field.
  • Take advantage of CCU's generous transfer credit policies to accelerate your degree!

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